Utah Driver Killed Jumping From Truck

Driver suffered fatal head injuries.


 
 

| Monday, October 11, 2010


GARDEN CITY, Utah - The Utah Highway Patrol says a driver was killed when he jumped from a runaway truck after the brakes failed on the way down a canyon road.

The UHP says the dump truck was pulling a trailer loaded with asphalt between Logan Canyon and Garden City.

The agency says the driver, 35-year-old Andrew J. Benik, of Clearfield, jumped out of the truck and suffered fatal head injuries while the driverless truck crashed into trees and vegetation before coming to a stop.

The delivery was bound for Wyoming.

No other vehicles were involved in Saturday's crash.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net



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